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Whole Brain Teaching: Amazing Kindergarten Writing!

Watch in amazement as Andrea Schindler's inner city, San Bernardino, California kindergarteners demonstrate all the steps necessary for them to produce five ...

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Can they write before they can read?

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Wow! Very impressive!

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Opinion Writing in Kindergarten

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Writers share their opinions


In one of the kindergarten classrooms I’ve been working in, we’ve been learning: Writers share their opinions. This has been a unit of study inspired by the Common Core State Standards,...

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6-Traits Resources: Primary Sentence Fluency & Reader's Theater

6-Traits Resources: Primary Sentence Fluency & Reader's Theater | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Class comments from Kathy: 


I was excited to see the example in the book that described a good way to begin teaching varying sentences was to model. That is exactly what I did with my class last year when I dabbled in teaching sentence fluency. I wrote a story similar to the boring beach story in the book. Mine was about playing at the park. I started every sentence with we and the sentences were short and simple. Then next to it I had a story with descriptive words, varied sentence lengths and different words starting the sentences. I started by asking which one was more enjoyable to listen to. They were able to respond correctly and talk about what made it more interesting to listen to. We then focused on the poorly written park story and how we could rewrite it to make it have more sentence fluency. We never got past the modeling and shared writing portion of this because the school year ended. I am excited to try some more of the ideas in Spandels's book this year.


This post includes a list of online resources! ~Dennis

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Combining Philosophy, Argument, and Narrative at Primary Level

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exclamation mark. 2013. Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. New York: Scholastic. Unpaginated.
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6-Traits Resources: Primary Conventions:

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In answer to the quesiton: Is correcting a student's conventions errors effective teaching?


Primary teacher Mary had this to say...

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6 Traits of Writing – Professional Development - Picture Books to Teach Voice

6 Traits of Writing – Professional Development - Picture Books to Teach Voice | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Q: I think my students finally understand what voice is, but I don't know how to help them tap into it within their own writing. I'm looking for some picture books that would demonstrate different types of voice and then coordinating strategies to elicit writer voice. Any ideas?

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Interested in an Online Graduate Course in the 6-Traits?

UW-Stout: EDUC 654 Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits | 3 graduate credits | Online Professional Development for Teachers | NCATE Accredited 8 week 100% online class |